According to the Russian scientists, the sculpture is about 10 thousand years.
In the Sverdlovsk regional local lore Museum on June 24 and 25 foreign scientists will examine the ancient Shigir idol, which is kept there more than 100 years, announced the press service of the Museum. For this to Ekaterinburg will arrive specially Professor Thomas Terberger from Hanover and Dr. Uwe Heussner from Berlin.
They plan to learn, when our ancestors made an idol. According to the conclusions of the Russian scientists, the Shigir idol ranges 9886-9498 years. In parallel with figure to explore, leading researcher of the Institute of archaeology RAS Mikhail Zhilin. He expects to find out what tools cut down the idol.
In the Sverdlovsk regional Museum of local lore of an idol kept for over 100 years. The sculpture was found on January 24, 1890, when he worked on Shigir peat bog near Nevyansk. She was lying at a depth of four meters.
In the Sverdlovsk regional Museum of local lore figure is stored in a glass sarcophagus. It was done in Ekaterinburg at a major defense company.